Galleria’s New Department Store in Gwanggyo Is a Mosaic Work of Art
OMA lately designed the sixth location of Korea’s first and largest upscale division retailer franchise, Galleria. The shop is positioned in Gwanggyo, an up-and-coming city simply south of Seoul, and is located subsequent to the Suwon Gwanggyo Lake Park. To attach the shop’s contrasting environment, OMA designed a novel facade that highlights each pure and concrete design parts.
The constructing’s exterior is made up of 3D glass shapes that snake round a stone-like mosaic construction. Although a quite charming function, the glass isn’t merely for adornment. By means of the glass, onlookers can catch a glimpse inside the futuristic retailer, whereas customers can concurrently get pleasure from new views of the growing city.
Inside, the glass acts as the primary route for guests. The walkway was fashioned with a sequence of cascading terraces that can be utilized for rotating exhibitions and performances to additional improve the tradition of the growing neighborhood. “With a public loop intentionally designed for cultural choices, Galleria in Gwanggyo is a spot the place guests interact with structure and tradition as they store,” explains OMA Accomplice Chris van Duijn. A roof backyard atop the constructing may also be used for retail and cultural occasions.
Images by Hong Sung Jun, courtesy of OMA.
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